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Today on News 7 at 5, two people are killed following a multi car accident in Carroll County. We'll have a live report.
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And the area's first taste of winter weather leaves us relatively unscathed. Unfortunately not all parts of the country can say the same thing. We'll have the details.
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We are done with snow for now but there is something on the horizon which you may want to know about. Details ahead.

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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
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On Health check, state lawmakers debate a number of health care intiatives in the General Assembly. We'll have a detailed look
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and then we'll meet a young boy who is finally able to eat thanks to the work of some local doctors.
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[5-National-Wx]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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We are not the only place facing a blast of winter- A freeze is on from the North East all the way down the East Coast- as Bobbi Harley reports.
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((A SLIPPERY START TO THE DAY AS CAR AFTER CAR CAN T SEEM TO MAKE THIS TURN THANKS TO SIX INCHES OF SNOW IN PARTS OF NORTH CAROLINA SOMETHING PEOPLE HERE DON T USUALLY HAVE TO DEAL WITH.
MOS SOT:

This is a nightmare, I m not used to the ice and snow, but it could be worse, I guess, up north is having it a lot worse. UP NORTH IN NEW YORK STATE ICE AND SNOW ARE NOTHING NEW IT S THE BITTER COLD TRY TEMPERATURES LIKE TWENTY-EIGHT BELOW ZERO IN SOME PLACES IT S CAUSING PLENTY OF PROBLEMS NO SLIDING CARS HERE. THEY JUST WON'T START ADD FLEETS OF SCHOOL BUSES ACROSS NEW ENGLAND TO THAT LIST AND GUESS WHAT Good morning, Holland Central School, no I m sorry we re closed today. THAT S RIGHT NO BUSES
MOS SOT:The engines will not start, the lines get clogged due to the fuel thickening.

NO SCHOOL. IN BOSTON, DOWNRIGHT FRIGID WEATHER MAY HAVE CAUSED THIS A BURST WATER MAIN AND A SLUSHY MESS TO MANEUVER. AND IN NEW JERSEY THE HOMES SPARED BY A RAGING INDUSTRIAL FIRE GOT HIT WITH SOMETHING ELSE NO POWER AFTER FIRE HOSES TURNED EVERYTHING INTO ICE INCLUDING THE LINES. Harley: WARM UP TOMORROW HIGHS IN NYC A BALMY 28 DEGREES.))
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Two people are dead following an accident in Carroll County. [TAKE MAP]
Police are blaming a combination of snow and fog for that accident and several other wrecks that have closed Interstate 77 near the North Carolina border.
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Marya Jones is in Carroll County where state troopers are still working to reopen the road. Marya how are the conditions out there now.
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[5-Roanoke-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tte]
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The year's first snowfall barely brushed the Roanoke area.
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About two inches cover the ground, but the roads are mostly clear or slushy. State police say cars have been sliding off side roads but so far no one's been hurt in this area.
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((WE HAVEN'T REALLY HAD ANY DIFFICULTIES... COULD BE VERY SLICK.))
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V-DOT officials say wet roads could freeze into slippery, invisible patches of ice.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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Still to come, President Clinton wants to spend 280-MILLION dollars to enforce gun laws.
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And the man who calls himself the dirtiest player in the game says he's ready to tackle politics. We'll have his story a little later in the newscast.
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[5-Gun-control]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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With a blue wall of police officers as his backdrop, President Clinton asked Congress today for more money to control guns.
Lisa Hughes has more on a proposal that the President called the largest firearms enforcement intiative in U-S History.
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((NARR: The Presidents new plan would crack down on anyone possessing, selling or trafficking illegal guns adding 500 new ATF agents and inspectors and a thousand new prosecutors.
President Clinton: WE WANT AMERICA TO BE THE SAFEST BIG COUNTRY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD! (applause)
The crime rate has been dropping for most of the past decade. In Boston, where the President made his announcement, the murder rate is at its lowest point in almost 40 years. Community policing and aggressive prosecution get much of the credit.
Mr. Clinton insists his plan would make communities safer nationwide.

SOT: President Clinton WE ARE TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE AN UNAMBIGUOUS

MESSAGE TO PEOPLE WHO VIOLATE THE LAW. IF YOU COMMIT CRIMES WITH GUNS OR VIOLATE GUN LAWS, YOULL BE HIT WITH A HEAVY PRICE.
The Presidents initiative would cost 280-million dollars. It would enhance a national gun-tracing system and create a new system to trace the origin of bullets found at crime scenes.
Super: Lisa Hughes/Washington
SOT: CONGRESS FOUGHT BITTERLY OVER GUN CONTROL LAST YEAR. THE

PRESIDENTS N EW PLAN MAY REPRESENT A SMALL CHANGE IN STRATEGY. RATHER THAN CREATING NEW GUN LAWS IT BEEFS UP ENFORCEMENT. JUST WHAT SOME REPUBLICANS SAY THEYD SUPPORT.
The National Rifle Association supports much of the plan but its been calling for similar legislation for years.
SUPER: Wayne LaPierrre/NRA Chairman IT ALMOST APPEARS WERE WRITING THE CLINTON CRIME PACKAGE. THREE STRIKES YOURE OUT, NATIONAL INSTANT CHECK SYSTEM, NOW THIS 100-MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE FOR PROSECUTORS.
But there is still plenty of dissention. The President says-once the new legislative session begins he will again push for new rules on gun show sales and trigger locks.
Lisa Hughes. CBS News. Washington. ))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The political tug of war over a 6-year old Cuban boy stretched to the nation's capitol.
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A group of Cuban Americans demanded that the Clinton Administration uphold the law and return the boy to his father.
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((DELVIS FERNANDEZ/CUBAN-AMERICAN ALLIANCE THE LIFE OF A CHILD IS TOO PRECIOUS TO CONTINUE THE POLITICAL AGENDA IN THIS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED CHARADE.))
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Elian Gonzalez went back to school today- after the holiday break-
His great uncle in Miami plans to file papers in federal court tomorrow to keep the boy here.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meantime a woman who was Elian's age when she came to the U-S says she's glad her mother didn't fight to keep her in Cuba.
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((THAT'S A PICTURE OF US. WE WERE OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE IN CUBA.))
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Rosa Hadden was only five when her father brought her to Roanoke from Cuba. Her mother stayed behind with another child.
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((ROSA HADDEN/FORMER CUBAN REFUGEE: I CAME OVER WITH MY FATHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND SISTER. AND MOTHERS USUALLY HAVE THE RIGHT OVER THE KIDS SO SHE COULD HAVE PITCHED A FIT AND MADE A FUSS OVER IT AND WANTED ME BACK. BUTT BUTT BUTT BUT SHE WOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT. IT WAS A SACRIFICE OF LOVE.))
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Hadden says Elian Gonzalez should NOT be returned to Cuba -- or he'll miss the chance to express himself and choose his own college, for example. Hadden's studying to be a doctor. She hopes to someday bring her mother to the U-S.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans tells us to forget what Daffy Duck says. Succatash is not something to suffer through, it's actually a pretty good place to eat in Vinton.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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Cafe Succotash (suck-uh-tash) in Vinton is definitely a family affair: Mom runs the business, one daughter is a waitress, and the son serves as chef.
Patrick Evans has details on this homegrown business in Vinton.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up today in Sports, Denise Allen will tell us about a NASCAR driver who is learning how sweet a new sponsor can be.
But first on Health check, some Virginia lawmakers want to find a way to help people pay for expensive prescription drugs. Also coming up,
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a Roanoke doctor helps a little boy overcome a rare feeding problem.
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((DR. MICHAEL HART/PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST: THIS WAS A CHILD WHO WAS PERFECTLY ABLE TO GO PICK HIS OWN FOOD UP AND TRY TO EAT IT, AND YET THAT WAS DANGEROUS FOR HIM AT THE TIME.))
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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What if you choked every time you tried to eat? It's a rare feeding problem that effects one in 50-thousand infants.
Tonya Flory introduces us to a little boy from Salem who is more like one in a million.
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(( Two year old Adam Spangler has an appointment with Dr. Hart to determine how well he's eating.
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((TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN EAT NOW, COOKIES, YOU CAN EAT COOKIES.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=eat cookies]

Adam was born with a rare condition called esophageal atrisia (Ay-tree-zha). His food tube wasn't connected to his stomach. His esophagus would fill with food, eventually stopping up and spilling over into his windpipe. Doctors noticed it the day he was born.
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((TERESA SPANGLER/ADAM'S MOM: HE WASN'T EVEN A DAY OLD YET, HE WAS ABOUT 22 HOURS OLD WHEN HE HAD HIS SURGERY.)) [RUNS:04]
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His first surgery. Doctor Hart saw Adam about a month after that.
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((DR. MICHAEL HART/PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST: HE WAS HAVING CHOKING SPELLS, SEVERE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS AND DIFFICULTY BREATHING, HE WOULD TURN BLUE SOMETIMES FROM FOOD THAT WOULD GET INTO HIS TRACHEA.)) [RUNS:10]
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((TERESA SPANGLER/ADAM'S MOM: ALL OF A SUDDEN HE STARTED MAKING THESE REALLY LOUD GASPING SOUNDS AND BY THE TIME I LAID HIM IN MY HANDS HIS LIPS HAD BEGUN TO TURN PURPLE.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=turn purple.]

There are no signs today that Adam only had a five percent chance of living. In fact, with more procedures to stretch his esophagus he's able to eat larger portions.
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((DR. MICHAEL HART/PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST: WE WERE ABLE TO RECREATE WHAT GOD INTENDED WHICH IS TO HAVE THE FOOD GO INTO THE ESOPHAGUS AND GET TO THE STOMACH AND TO HAVE THE AIR GO INTO THE WINDPIPE AND HIM NOT HAVE THE TWO IMPACT ONE ANOTHER.)) [RUNS:10]
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Now Adam is on the road to recovery and enjoying the sweet taste of success.
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((TERESA SPANGLER/ADAM'S MOM: HE BEGAN TO BE MORE INTERESTED IN FOOD, HE WANTED TO SEE WHAT WE WERE EATING, SO I WOULD GRADUALLY GIVE HIM WHAT WE WERE HAVING AND BEFORE YOU KNEW IT HE WAS EATING WHATEVER HE WANTS.)) [RUNS:13]
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but mostly his favorite.
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((COOKIES, MMMHHH)) [RUNS:04] Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-17 1;24:20]
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Last year, they got much of a Patients' Bill of Rights passed in Virginia's statehouse.
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This year, Democrats have chosen more patient rights bills as their signature legislation.
Bath County Delegate Creigh Deeds would divert tobacco settlement money to a prescription drug fund for needy elderly and disabled Virginians.
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[IN Q=This is]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: THIS IS GONNA PROVIDE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION TO TWO OR THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA THAT REALLY NEED IT. AND IT'S PEOPLE THAT IF WE CAN KEEP THEM WELL, AND KEEP THEM OUT OF HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES, THEN IT MAKES NO SENSE NOT TO PAY FOR OR HELP PAY FOR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.))
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Also in the package, Dick Cranwell's bill to choose your own doctor.
And defeated last year, but back again, John Edwards' bill to sue H-M-Os.
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[SOT 11:13:45]
[IN Q=In 1996]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: IN 1996, A 27 YEAR OLD CALIFORNIA MAN HAD A HEART TRANSPLANT. BUT HE WAS DISCHARGED AFTER ONLY FOUR DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL, AND THE HMO WOULD NOT COVER THE ADDITIONAL, NEEDED HOSPITALIZATION. FURTHERMORE, THEY DIDN'T EVEN COVER THE BANDAGES TO TREAT THE INFECTED SURGICAL WOUND. THE PATIENT DIED.))
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H-M-Os argue the lawsuit and doctor choice bills would drive up health care costs for all-- making the health care reforms of the last decade meaningless.

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[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=FIVE]
[WRITER=dal]
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It's time for the Two Minute Ticker and a new era in Green Bay
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The Packers have named a new head coach. Mike Sherman is returning to Green Bay.
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The Packers are bringing back their former assistant to be their head coach.
Sherman is a longtime college coach with three years of N-F-L experience.
He spent two seasons as the Packers' tight end coach before toiling this year as Seattle's offensive coordinator.
Sherman succeeds Ray Rhodes, who was fired two weeks ago.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-53 tc 1:17:16]
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Roanoke College's women's basketball team is hosting a big Old Dominion Athletic Conference battle tonight in the Bast Center.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/January 8th;]


The Maroons are 10 and three overall and eight and two in the conference.
Bridgewater is coming in with a similiar record at 10 and one for with season and six and one in the ODAC.
But Roanoke Coach Susan Dunagan says this will be a tough test.
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Tip off for tonight's game with Bridgewater is Seven.
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[full screen Pinnacle]
Tonight on your hometown station UVA is hosting 21st ranked North Carolina.
The Cavs are six and one at home.
UNC has lost two road games in a row.
Tip off is eight o'clock.
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[S5-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The General Motors cars wrapped up their second day of testing at Daytona late this afternoon. As expected, the Pontiacs all fared well during the two day shake down.
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[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]

Last week, Pontiac's newest addition Ken Schrader was in the Charlotte area helping his new sponsor M&M's dish out a dose of racing hype for the upcoming season.
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[OUT Q=...OF NASCAR FANS."]
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For Schrader driving the M&M's car is quite a change. His previous sponsors have included Budweiser and Skoal.
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[OUT Q=...M&M'S YOU KNOW."]
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[5-Flair]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=599-13 55:23]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]
Minnesota will have to quit selling those "Our Governor Can Beat Up Your Governor," Bumper Stickers if professional

wrestler Ric Flair has his way.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 6;]


The Nature Boy, as he is known in the ring, says he wants to be the next governor of North Carolina.
He says he was inspired by the political success of former colleague and current Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura

.
Flair is a 14-time World Champion who operates a chain of gyms in the Charlotte area.
He says he is dead serious about running and his campaign is already in the planning stages.
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